LINGUIST List 29.538

Wed Jan 31 2018

Books: Technolingualism: Pfrehm

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Date: 26-Jan-2018
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <lianna.iwanikiwbloomsbury.com>
Subject: Technolingualism: Pfrehm
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Title: Technolingualism
Subtitle: The Mind and The Machine
Published: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
                http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

Book URL: https://www.bloomsbury.com/technolingualism-9781472578334/

Author: James Pfrehm
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472578341 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 21.99 Comment: ePUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472578365 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 21.99 Comment: ePDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781472578358 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781472578334 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Abstract:

Since the earliest days of our species, technology and language have evolved in parallel. This book examines the processes and products of this age-old relationship: a phenomenon we're calling technolingualism -- the mutually influential relationship between language and technology.

One the one hand, as humans advance technology to master, control, and change the world around us, our language adapts. More sophisticated social-cultural practices give rise to new patterns of linguistic communication. Language changes in its vocabulary, structures, social conventions, and ideologies. Conversely-and this side of the story has been widely overlooked-the unique features of human language can influence a technology's physical forms and technical processes.

"Technolingualism" explores the fascinating ways, past and present, by which language and technology have informed each other's development. The book reveals important corollaries about the universal nature of language and, most importantly, what it means to be human. From our first babbling noises to the ends of our lives, we are innately attuned to the technologies around us, and our language reflects this. We are, all of us, technolinguals.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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